India’s Stand on Dalai Lama has not Changed: Tibetan President

The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay in his completion remarks over the questions raised by members of parliament on the last day of the budget session, he assured that the stand held by government of India on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetans remain same and unchanged.

While extending his invitation to the members of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile to attend the upcoming ‘Thank You India’ event scheduled to take place at the Main Temple in McLeod Ganj next Saturday under the graceful presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Indian dignitaries, he explained that in contrary to questions raised by experts and general public alike, India has not changed its stand on His Holiness and Tibet.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s note to Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who in turn directed the center and state government functionaries including senior ministers as well as officials to skip the ‘Thank You India’ events presided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama planned in New Delhi, leading to the cancellation of the events scheduled in the national capital. The incident raised a strong message among people that New Delhi has changed its stand on Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama to enter into China’s book of good records.

However, the Tibetan president assured in the parliament that Indian government’s stand on Tibet and His Holiness remains steadfast and the incident has come out of a coincidence where a series of high level diplomatic engagements between India and China being scheduled led to the inevitable behaviour from the New Delhi government. Besides, Dr. Sangay explained that there isn’t any government or people than that of India་and he affirmed the government’s steadfast stand on Tibetans and His Holiness after his visit to New Delhi recently.

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